Brill's Companion to Sieges in the Ancient Mediterranean


Brill’s Companion to Sieges in the Ancient Mediterranean is a wide-ranging exploration of sieges and siege warfare as practiced and experienced by the cultures which lived around the ancient Mediterranean basin. From Pharaonic Egypt to Renaissance Italy, and from the Neo-Assyrian Empire to Hellenistic Greece and Roman Gaul, case studies by leading experts probe areas of both synergy and divergence within this distinctive form of warfare amongst the cultures in this broadly shared environment.

Winner of the 2020 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award

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Jeremy Armstrong is a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Auckland. He is the author of War and Society in Early Rome: From Warlords to Generals (CUP, 2016) and the editor of a number of volumes, including Rituals of Triumph (Brill, 2013) and Circum Mare: Themes in Ancient Warfare (Brill, 2016). Matthew Trundle was Chair and Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Auckland. He has published widely on Greek history, society and economy including Greek Mercenaries (Routledge, 2004) and, co-edited with G. Fagan, New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare (Brill, 2010). Contributors are: Jeremy Armstrong, Duncan B. Campbell, James Crooks, Gwyn Davies, Fernando Echeverría, Brett H. Heagren, Joshua Levithan, Alan B. Lloyd, Davide Nadali, Thomas C. Rose, Louis Siddall, Matthew Trundle, and Conor Whately.
''This excellent volume is a must-read not only for researchers in ancient military history but for those interested in related fields such as art, literature, gender or social and political history.'' Sarah C. Melville, in The Classical Review 70.2 (2020)
This volume would be relevant for academics and students researching ancient sieges in any of the cultures discussed, as well as those interested in ancient society's relationship with warfare more broadly.
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